Fredericksburg, VA – 03-06-2019 (PRDistribution.com) — Organizers of TEDxFredericksburg have confirmed August 3, 2019, as the date for a locally organized TEDx event. The independently organized event, operated under license from TED, will be held at Zion Church of Fredericksburg at 2222 Jefferson Davis Highway.
Organized along the theme of “Disruptors, Distractors, & Defenders,” the conference will feature 10-15 of the area’s leading thinkers, innovators, artists, philosophers and entertainers representing such diverse fields as technology, entertainment, visual and performance art, design, politics, music, ecology, and education, among others. TED was founded in 1984; the acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. The annual TED conference brings together some of the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created a program called TEDx where x = independently organized. Yet, the event is as much about the attendees as it is the speakers, says Dr. Angela Thomas, who applied and received the license and whose career has been heavily informed by TED and TEDx talks given around the world. “TEDxFredericksburg will attract some of the brightest people from our area. Those who will take the ideas presented and use them as a catalyst for change in the Fredericksburg community.” Speakers are still being accepted and vetted and will be announced as they are confirmed. Incredible sponsor opportunities are also available! More information about the event can be found at www.TEDxFredericksburg.com. About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) About TEDTED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual gathering in Vancouver, Canada, TEDWomen and TEDGlobal conferences, and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world, then made available, free, on TED.com and other channels. TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq.
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